Giddy with delight. A free track day?

Posted at 10/5/2012 5:24:34 AM

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Giddy with delight. A free track day?

A guy that did some mechanic work for me on my car (at my house) saw my bike in the garage. We go to talking. He has a KTM 690SM. Early this summer he said we should go to a track day. Time was coming up for a track day so he called me. Told him I was strapped for cash (I was, still am). He offered to pay AND trailer my bike since I no longer have a truck. Very generous offer but I declined. Got a call from him last night, different track same offer. No way I can pass it up this time so I accepted.

I'll be at Motorsport Ranch Houston on the 28th of this month. I didn't think people were still that nice!

Posted at 10/11/2012 12:22:48 AM

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Awesome. I had a guy offer to pay for my circuit license and lend me a suit and back protector to get me out on my first track day. Now I am hopelessly addicted. I am going crazy waiting for the shop to finish up my new (to me) R6 track bike.


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Posted at 10/11/2012 8:51:16 AM

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That is AWSOME! Not every day you get an offer like that. Have a great time and be safe out there. :coolthumb:

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Posted at 10/11/2012 3:13:00 PM

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Drunkula said:Got a call from him last night, different track same offer. No way I can pass it up this time so I accepted.

I'll be at Motorsport Ranch Houston on the 28th of this month. I didn't think people were still that nice!


good deal Drunk! be safe and have a good time at houston.

Posted at 10/12/2012 12:13:02 PM

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It's something experienced riders do all the time.

In my case it was giving $800 worth of gear to my new rider friend a few years back.

Somehow, and I don't know how, the custom Bates jacket I had made for me almost 30 years ago seemed to have "shrunk" and needed a new owner! :blush:

Have fun.

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Posted at 10/12/2012 4:38:47 PM

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:awesome. Does he need a person to adopt? Jealous, enjoy.

Its getting cold. Old bones and body hurt.

Posted at 10/29/2012 8:14:00 AM

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Of course, fun was had. :pbj:

I haven't yet reviewed my GoPro footage but I don't have high hopes for that. I didn't take any photos. There wasn't much time to. I did see some of the samples from the pro photographer that was there and they looked good. Will probably order some from him tonight. One thing I learned from those photos (and something the instructor said) my body position still needs work. For one I am not tucking as well as I should and I need to get my body off to the side more.

The Diablo Rossos worked wonderfully. Both were brand new. Had ~160 miles on the front and 2 miles on the back. Didn't quite edge the tire but it's dang close. Traction was not a problem even in the cold morning. Well traction was a bit of the problem but it wasn't the tire's fault. I inadvertently dabbed the back brake when I was leaned over in a turn. No worries - the back end kicked out a bit but the bike stayed rubber side down.

Posted at 11/2/2012 8:29:41 AM

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Here are a couple of pics...




Edited by Drunkula at 11/2/2012 8:34:07 AM

Posted at 12/17/2012 8:32:50 PM

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man I need to do a trackday at some point of time, I know i'd have more fun that i can even imagine!

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